Anesthetic concerns in the patient with preeclampsia.

  title={Anesthetic concerns in the patient with preeclampsia.},
  author={Henry Chadwick and Thomas Easterling},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  volume={15 5},
Preeclampsia is a disease of unknown etiology and a major contributor to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. With severe preeclampsia, numerous factors including intravascular volume depletion and susceptibility of developing pulmonary edema complicate anesthetic management. Invasive monitors such as CVP or PA pressure measurements are often required for guiding fluid management. When possible, lumbar epidural blockade is the preferred method for providing analgesia and anesthesia… CONTINUE READING

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